[This article was written by Anastassia Evlanova, and first appeared in valuepenguin.sg] Planning a budget-friendly trip can be difficult due to the many factors that can suddenly affect airfare and hotel prices. Read on to find out when to book your next vacation to get the most savings.
Etiqa is the insurance arm of Maybank Group. They are the first in Singapore to offer inflight insurance to travellers, and it’s FREE. It includes up to $50,000 in personal accident coverage. An optional $4 top-up will give you coverage up to $300 for a flight delay.
We all know there are many things that are cheaper across the causeway in JB (Johor Bahru), but to get there requires at least 1 hour (and sometimes, 3 hours) of travel through the immigration checkpoint. Considering the time and effort involved, I’m always on the lookout for faster, cheaper, and more convenient ways to make the journey. And because I can’t have a carload of goods to bring back home with me (mainly because I don’t have a car), I have to be selective on what I buy that would justify the trip there. Here’s what I do.
We were all taught at a young age to share with others. Yet as we became adults, individual ownership and being self-sufficient were considered more desirable and noteworthy. As a person who once lived the American lifestyle, I feel ashamed to have lived so wastefully. I had owned so many items that were only used a few times a year, such as power tools, a sewing machine, a ladder, snowboards, bicycles, and a guest bedroom. These things spent much more time gathering dust, than being put to use. (more…)
Early risers who have been enjoying free travel to the 18 designated MRT stations before 7:45am will continue to enjoy free fares for another year (till 23 June 2015). Those who tap out between 7:45am and 8am will also continue to get a 50 cent discount to these 18 stations. And to really help encourage you to shift your morning commute, for the next 3 Fridays (16, 23, & 30 May), Ya Kun Kaya Toast will be giving out free breakfast vouchers worth $4.60. (more…)